Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Between; Book One
Violet is in love with River, a mysterious seventeen-year-old stranger renting the guest house behind the rotting seaside mansion where Violet lives, but when eerie, grim events begin to happen, Violet recalls her grandmother's frequent warnings about the devil and wonders if River is evil. –Summary.
Cataract City by Craig Davidson
Owen Struckey and Duncan Diggs are born and bred in Cataract City. They grow into men who dream of escape, a longing made more urgent by a traumatic childhood incident that has cemented their friendship. But in adulthood, their paths diverge: Owen manages to stay above the law, becoming a police officer, while Duncan sinks deep into the town's underworld. Inevitably, the two find themselves pitched against each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. –Summary.
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective. –Summary.
Glass Voices by Carol Bruneau
”Lucy and Harry Caines' house is destroyed in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, a catastrophe in which they lose their first child, Helena. With their second child, a boy named Jewel, the young couple carves out a life for themselves amid a survivor's village of ramshackle houses, gambling, moonshine, and illegal fishing. Fifty-two years later, Lucy's son Jewel is married to the daughter of Lucy's worst enemy, and her grandson Robert wants to quit school to go on a hippie pilgrimage. Forced to work together during Harry's long recovery, the family gains a new perspective on the past, as a mysterious stranger is more than she seems, and a fresh loss is countered with the emergence of a new hope.” –Publisher.
Going Home Again by Dennis Bock
"When Charlie Bellerose reunites with his flamboyant brother Nate, after two decades apart, their youthful rivalry seems forgotten. Drawn together again by their failed marriages, trying to survive in a world of long-distance parenting and hopeful reunions, they begin to imagine that they can be a new family of sorts. But Charlie's chance encounter with his first love, Holly, now happily married, unravels his past and complicates his present." –Publisher.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving, but alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. –Summary.
Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton
Rusty-James knows he is a tough teen, but he wants to be even tougher, just like his older brother, the Motorcycle Boy. He wants to stay calm and laugh when things get dangerous, to be the strongest street fighter and the most respected guy this side of the river. –Summary.
Taken by Erin Bowman
Taken; Book One
"In the isolated town of Claysoot, every male is mysteriously "Heisted" on his eighteenth birthday, and seventeen-year-old Gray Weathersby is determined to figure out why." –Publisher.
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
The Mortality Doctrine; Book One
Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out. –Summary.
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Rithmatist; Book One
As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. –Summary.